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There are 5 ways to get from Belmopan to Tikal by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio Belize / ...
  2. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$9 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Melchor de Mencos  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Belmopan to Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize / ...
  2. Drive from Benque Viejo del Carmen to Tikal

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal 155.2 km

$11 - $17

Fly, drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Belmopan (BCV) to San Ignacio (CYD) BCV - CYD
  2. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$50 - $129

Shuttle, Public Minibus  •  16h 15m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Belmopan to Flores Bacalar
  2. Take the Public Minibus from Santa Elena to Tikal Flores

$19 - $28

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Last updated: July 13 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belmopan to Tikal is to bus and drive via Melchor de Mencos which costs $8 - $14 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Belmopan to Tikal is to fly and drive which costs $50 - $130 and takes 2h 31m.

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The distance between Belmopan and Tikal is 91 km. The road distance is 155.2 km.

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The best way to get from Belmopan to Tikal without a car is to shuttle and Public Minibus which takes 16h 15m and costs $19 - $28.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Belmopan to Tikal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belmopan Airport to San Ignacio Airport is the direct flight which takes 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belmopan to Tikal is 155 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Belmopan to Tikal.

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Tropic Air offers flights from Belmopan Airport to San Ignacio Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belmopan to Belmopan Airport is to drive which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Belmopan to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 90.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Belmopan, Belize and Tikal, Guatemala?

There is no direct connection from Belmopan to Tikal. However, you can take the bus to San Ignacio then take the drive to Tikal. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Benque Viejo del Carmen then take the drive to Tikal.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Bus operators
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
belmopanonline.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Bus from Belmopan to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Shaw's Bus Line
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Bus from Belmopan to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Westline
Phone
+501 824-2620
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Bus from Belmopan to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Belmopan to Flores
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
marlinespadas.net
Guatemala Local Buses
Bus from Santa Elena to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5

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